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Old 25th July 2010, 02:38 AM   #1
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Question Record clamps, weights.

hey all new to the forum. just wanted to get peoples input on the pros and cons of record weights ,and clamps. i just purchased a music hall 7.1 which comes with a screw down record clamp. im not to fond about having to unscrew and screw every time i flip an album,so i purchased a rek o kut 1.1 pound clamp. sounds awesome. i also made my own weights out of corian scraps filled with lead beatiful looking and weight of 1.25 pounds. my main question to the forum is does the extra weight effect the speed box hurt the motor etc, how much is to much. thanks for any advice.
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Old 25th July 2010, 04:31 PM   #2
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1.25 pounds at the center isn't going to hurt anything, you're fine
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Old 25th July 2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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you can also try a sand bag made from fine leather or fabric. This is an easy way to experiment with different weights. The sand bag weight will sound very different from a solid material because the sand has a great amount of internal loss due to particle friction. Heavier weights can be achieved in a small size using fine led shot as an add mix to the sand.
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Any extra weight will increase bearing noise by a small amount, the more weight the more noise. This might be audible in your system, it might not.
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Hi,

Instead of dispersing unwanted energy in an uncontrolled and unpredictable manner it would be better to channel this energy in such a way that it can't interfere with the stylus.

In that way one can build a system that sounds very close to a master tape with great clarity, inner detail and surprising dynamic range.

IOW, vibrant and lifelike as opposed to dull and uninvolving.

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FWIW I use one of these: http://www.ringmat.com/html/products/vinylprod.html
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